Cuttack: Ahead of the sale of tickets for upcoming ODI match between India and West Indies at the iconic Barabati on December 22, the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) on Tuesday informed that as many as 5300 tickets of gallery number 7 of the stadium will not be sold to spectators.
On Tuesday, Central Range RDC Anil Kumar Samal, members of OCA, officials of the Cuttack district administration held a review meeting on the condition of the stadium and preparations for the much-awaited match.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, OCA Secretary Sanjay Behera informed that keeping in view the dilapidated condition of the gallery, the authorities have decided not to take any risk and so 5300 tickets of the stand will not be sold.
Behera urged fans and spectators from the State and outside to refrain from indulging in any kind of untoward activities so that the match is successfully conducted. “Care will be taken so that vendors do not sell food items to people at capricious rates," added Behera.
RDC Anil Samal said extensive arrangements including emergency services, drinking water for the welfare of the public and beautification of the area will be made before the match. Samal stressed on reinforcing ban on any kind of single-use plastic usage and entry of plastic bottles during the match.
It may be noted the online ticket sale for the India-West Indies match will start from December 5. Tickets will also be sold through dedicated counters at Barabati stadium from December 19.